Ipecac (2019) Kevin Fitzpatrick

Cunts – Cunts cover artwork
Cunts – Cunts — Ipecac, 2019

Calling your band “Cunts” and releasing some sort of grindcore or blackened death album wouldn’t really be a big shocker. It wouldn’t take a whole lot of balls or thought to do. But calling your band Cunts and releasing a more-melodic-than-extreme hardcore album complete with a Tom Waits cover takes a little bit more ingenuity.

Comprised of Retox twinsies Michael Crain and Kevin Avery, Matt Cronk of Qui and rounded out by Sterling Riley and Keith Hendrickson, Cunts is what happens when the need for the catharsis of contempt collides with a rapture of apathy.
Songs like "Supervised Visits", "A Hero’s Welcome" and "Fuck You For Your Service" only seek to hammer home the hatred. Oh and if that’s not enough, the cover depicts Jesus blowing Baphomet if you’re into that sort of thing, which you probably are, you sick fucks.

**Writer's note: guitarist Michael Crain is currently fighting Squamous Cell Carcinoma and a Gofundme has been started to help offset the cost of treatment. If you're interested in donating, go here; ... treatments

Cunts – Cunts cover artwork
Cunts – Cunts — Ipecac, 2019

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